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Introduction to Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction
Tuesday 23rd March 2021

An on-line training workshop over two mornings - Tuesday 23rd and Thursday 25th March 2021.

Given the COVID-19 health emergency, it has not proved possible to run our usual training events in Grangemouth. In response to demand from delegates, we are running a series of Spring 2021 training events on-line through the highly successful GoToWebinar and Microsoft Teams platforms. This will allows for a full training day but spread over two mornings and will allow for full audience interaction and Q&A sessions in addition to a full training presentation.

At the request of local authorities, IRRV is again running this popular workshop to give a foundation level introduction to Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction.

Aim To introduce the subjects of Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction and place them in context.

The course is aimed at relatively new staff or any staff who require a refresher in the legislation and administration of HB/CTR schemes.

The programme includes :

Introductions

What is HB & CTR?

How HB/CTR is claimed

The Calculation - Basics

Income & Capital

What can HB/CTR pay for?

How HB/CTR is paid

Overpayments & Subsidy

Introducing complex areas

Review and close

 

The day is designed to be interactive and promotes sharing of knowledge and best practice. Timings are indicative and are subject to change on the day.

The course will be facilitated by Paula Doherty. Paula is a leading benefits practitioner, the IRRV Education Liaison Officer and the President of the IRRV Scottish Association. Paula is also Chair of the IRRV Welfare Reform Consortium.

The workshop represents excellent value for money, with seminar fees starting at only £165 + VAT. We have held delegate charges at 2019 levels and, in addition, every third place from the same organisation booked in the same booking comes entirely free of charge.

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